Clinical Practice 2B

Description

This course provides the clinical foundations to the care of adults and children across a range of contexts. This includes a two-week medical surgical placement and either a two-week mental health or older person placement.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and understanding integral to professional practice

2. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and understanding integral to critical thinking and analysis

3. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and understanding integral to provision and coordination of care

4. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and understanding integral to collaborative and therapeutic practice

Content

Module 1 - Professional Practice
Students who successfully complete this course will have demonstrated that they:

  • practice in accordance with legal, professional and ethical nursing frameworks
  • practice in a way that acknowledges the dignity, culture, values, beliefs and rights of individuals/groups
  • perform nursing interventions in accordance with recognised standards of practice

Module 2 - Critical thinking and analysis
Students who successfully complete this course will have demonstrated that they:

  • practice within an evidence based framework
  • critically reflect on their own nursing practice and identify professional development needs
  • seek additional knowledge and /or information when presented with unfamiliar situations.

Module 3 - Provision and coordination of care
Students who successfully complete this course will have demonstrated that they:

  • use the clinical reasoning cycle as a structured approach to patient care
  • use an evidence-based assessment framework to collect data about the physical, socio-cultural and mental health of individuals
  • provide comprehensive, safe, effective and evidence based nursing care to achieve identified health outcomes and goals
  • respond to patient deterioration rapidly and appropriately

Module 4 - Collaborative and therapeutic practice
Students who successfully complete this course will have demonstrated that they:

  • establish therapeutic relationships while maintaining professional boundaries
  • apply a quality use of medicines framework to ensure the safe administration of medications
  • establish positive and collaborative working relationships with colleagues
  • communicate in a written form that is comprehensive, logical, clear and concise, with accurate spelling and only acceptable abbreviations used
  • use verbal and electronic communication skills effectively
  • demonstrate sensitivity, awareness and respect for cultural identify and spiritual needs
  • use relevant principles to ensure the safe administration of medications
  • use ergonomic principles to prevent injury and promote patient comfort
  • adhere to occupational health and safety legislation.

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.

Requisites

This course only available students enrolled in the B Nursing program Pre-requisite - successful completion of NURS1201, NURS1202, HUBS1406 HUBS1416 Pre or Co-requisite - successful completion of or concurrent enrolment in NURS2101 NURS2103 NURS2203Students must have no unresolved unsatisfactory reports from previous clinical placements to enrol in this course.

Assessment Items

Essay: Essay based on posting from online Blog *

Portfolio: Clinical Portfolio A (Medical/surgical) *

Portfolio: Mental health narrative and reflection OR Older person narrative and reflection (campus dependant)) *

Professional Task: Clinical Placement *

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory attendance, participation and preparation *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Laboratory: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - To be eligible to attend clinical placement, 100% attendance and satisfactory performance is required in Clinical Laboratories. Attendance is essential preparation for clinical practice and provides relevant clinical skills and medication related knowledge. Students may be given the opportunity for a makeup laboratory if an adverse circumstances form is submitted and approved by the course coordinator. Failure to attend 100% of clinical lab will result in either cancellation or delay of clinical placement.
  • Clinical: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Students are to complete 160 hours of clinical placement. Evidence of 100% clinical placement attendance is a requirement. (Discretion may be applied by the course coordinator where 8 hours or less of clinical placement hours are not completed).
  • Laboratory: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. - Students must complete designated clinical laboratory preparation prior to laboratories.

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Essay: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Portfolio: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Portfolio: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Professional Task: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must pass this component in order to pass the course. Students must provide evidence of satisfactory performance (Clinical Summary forms). A student whose performance is either unsafe or unprofessional will be given an FF grade for this course.
  • Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must complete the total number of laboratory hours and demonstrate satisfactory performance.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Students must complete NSW Health Department requirements for students to attend placements in NSW Health facilities.

Contact Hours

Clinical

Face to Face Off Campus 40 hour(s) per Week for 4 Weeks

160 hours - Clinical placement will be 2 wks medical/surgical (80 hrs) and 2 wks either mental health or older person care (80 hrs) depending on campus of enrolment. Clinical placement hours are in line with the professional registration requirements.

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 29 hour(s) per Term

Laboratory hours include a simulation session for 1 hour per term.

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 2 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks